glad i could do my part to promote a healthy debate.
i like that. I also dig the idea of using the wing to carry snowboards! time to bust with photoshop and see how rediculous this might look.
i am definitely interested in the car, and I appreciate no holds barred performance. But, in the end, we all have our own opinion on what sorts of compromises our ideal car should represent.
My perspective is this. I have a WRX and it is a bit too tame, especially compared to my 95 ///M3 that I traded in to get it. I have a deposit on the STi, and think I am going to get it, and live with the "blanks" (pass through included). But, I wish it had a few creature comforts. I can live without a sunroof. But, let's face it, sometimes we need to swing by Home Depot on the way back from the autocross session.
maximum performance or otherwise, it fear it is a "tokenism" to feel like we need to give up absolutely everything to get a car that will beat the Evo, etc. You know, like they are making the car all too spartan to impress us and our friends with just how "all business" this thing is.
I mean, I appreciate that many folks here will proudly think that they are driving a real rally car when they get their shiny new STi, but that is far from the case. It is the closest thing we can get, but still not the real thing.
So, it better have a damn cup holder. ;-)